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Chartwells Higher Education to introduce new campus dining experience at Harding University

May 29, 2020 | Following a comprehensive review of its food service strategy and an extensive vendor evaluation process, Harding University has announced Chartwells Higher Education will be the new campus dining service provider effective May 26, 2020. Chartwells, under the name Harding Dining, will transform the on-campus dining experience in partnership with Harding University to create a premier food service program that emphasizes quality,
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Harding University appoints new leadership for its physician assistant program

May 26, 2020| College of Allied Health | The College of Allied Health has appointed Mary Madill program director and Amanda Diles academic director of its physician assistant program effective April 2020. Mary Madill, associate professor, has been with the University since 2012. Before coming to Harding Madill worked in a rural primary care clinic and hospital in Arkansas. “It was an honor to experience
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Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre postpones 2020 season

May 22, 2020 | Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre | Due to the global spread of COVID-19 Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre, Harding University’s summer community-based theatre program, has postponed the 2020 season. The University continues to monitor state and CDC guidance as it makes decisions regarding summer activities. In order to assure the safety and health of the cast, crew and patrons, SSDT announced this season’s
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Department of Engineering and Physics uses lab to produce 3D printed masks and face shields for Unity Health

May 19, 2020 | Department of Engineering | In mid-March, the University engineering and physics department received a call from Unity Health anesthesiologist Dr. Vernon Brewer asking if they would be willing to design masks and face shields in case of a PPE (personal protective equipment) shortage in Searcy. Rich Wells, assistant professor of engineering, assembled a small team to work on designing, manufacturing and
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Didactic program in dietetics received continued accreditation

May 18, 2020 | FCS | The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics voted to continue full accreditation of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) until June 2027.  Sarah Oropeza, the director of didactic program, is proud of the collaborative and caring faculty that made this possible, including former director Dr. Lisa Ritchie who
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James Huff named star peer reviewer for engineering journal

April 22, 2020 | Engineering | The Journal of Engineering Education named Dr. James Huff, assistant professor of engineering, a Star Reviewer for 2019. Huff has been a peer reviewer for the journal since 2014. In 2018, the journal recognized top reviewers that have made significant contributions to the publication for the first time. Huff was honored as being in the top 1 percent of
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Partial Campus Closure

This post was updated on April 17, 2020. We will continue the current at-a-distance work arrangement for the next two weeks. Unless guidance changes before then, we will update again on April 30. March 17, 2020 | COVID-19 Updates | The University is operating with reduced on-campus staffing levels beginning this morning through March 29 as part of the state of Arkansas’ efforts to mitigate
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Undergraduate and graduate degree programs expanded for Fall 2020

April 9, 2019 | Academics | Harding University announces a historic expansion in its undergraduate and graduate school offerings beginning Fall 2020. Fifteen new programs have been approved within the Colleges of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, and Sciences, along with the Graduate School of Business and the College of Education’s Department of Mental Health and Wellness. These new programs include dual/accelerated degrees,
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August Graduation Date

March 24, 2020 | COVID-19 Updates | The University has set the date for the rescheduled spring 2020 commencement: Saturday, August 15, 2020. We plan to have multiple ceremonies as usual, and more information will be forthcoming on the times and college groupings. As was previously communicated, students who complete graduation requirements by the end of the spring semester will have their degree conferred on
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Spring Semester Status Update

March 19, 2020 | COVID-19 Updates | It is with great sadness we announce today that on-campus instruction will not resume this semester. Online course delivery will continue as the sole method of instruction for graduate and undergraduate programs for all Harding University locations. As such, all university-sponsored campus activities will be cancelled through the end of the spring semester. We appreciate your prayers and
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